Regional Dances

This is information we have about contra and English dances within a generous radius of Syracuse. We only update this page occasionally. Before traveling, please call or email to confirm that the time and place are still correct!

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First and third Saturdays at 8 pm — see the Old Songs web page for location and contacts.

Second Saturdays at 7 pm at Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St) — Ross Geoghegan at 607-798-0787.

First and third Saturdays at 8 pm at the Unitarian-Universalist Church (695 Elmwood Ave (at W Ferry)) — Queen City Country Dancers (Cynthia at 716-884-0646).

First Fridays at the Presbyterian Church off of (Pioneer Street in Cooperstown) — Paula Sterling at 607-965-8232.

First Fridays at 7:45 pm at the Fredonia Grange (58 W Main St) — Kathy Fox at 716-672-2716.

Ithaca: Tompkins County Country Dancers
Every Friday at 8 pm at the Bethel Grove Community Center. Occasional Sunday English Dances and potlucks. (1825 Slaterville Rd (Rt 79)).  Every Monday (mid June through mid September) at 7:30 pm at the Ithaca Commons Main Pavilion (Ithaca Commons).  Ted or Pam at 607-273-8678.

Ithaca: Hands Four Dancers
Occasional extra special dances.

Ithaca: Cornell Contra Dance Club
Occasional dances on Saturday nights during the academic year that are open to the public. Locations include Willard Straight, RPCC, and Appel. Facebook group.

Occasional Saturdays at Kellish Farms, 3192 Pompey Center Rd. — Kathy Kellish at 315-682-1578.

Occasional dances at Madison Hall (US-20 near South St. ) — Suzanne Farrington at 315-824-1106.

First Fridays at the McCrobie Civic CenterEllen Wahl at 315-312-2317.

Third Sundays from 4-7 pm at the Tioga Trails Cafe: (50 Lake Street) — April Swaney at 607-657-8067.

Contra dances every Thursday at 8 pm at the Covenant Methodist Church (Culver & Parsells) — Kate Baron.
English dances on most Sundays from 6:30-9:30 pm at the First Baptist Church of Rochester (175 Allens Creek Rd.) — Richard Sauvain at 585-442-4681.

Saratoga Springs
Home of the annual Dance Flurry every February.

That’s us! Complex schedule, but we dance almost every week. Usually at the United Church of Fayetteville, and fourth Saturdays at Madison Hall in Morrisville — David or Gretchen at 315-682-0627.


Still in search of contra dances?  Try the listing for New York State in Ted Crane’s amazing Dance Database.